Director of the Secret Service Joseph Clancy said on Thursday that “right now there’s no specific credible intelligence where people want to come and do harm” at the upcoming Republican National Convention.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Clancy said the Republican and Democratic National Conventions will be the 53rd and 54th National Special Security Events since 1998. “I think the model that we have in place really works well with the subcommittees. So we can address all different types of issues and scenarios and use the expertise of the local, state, federal agencies as well as the private sector” to provide security.
Clancy added that the Secret Services has “Certainly we’ve stayed in very close contact with the FBI, and we have a subcommittee specific to intelligence, and right now there’s no specific credible intelligence where people want to come and do harm.”
“But we, of course, get timely information, and we’re very comfortable in that area.”